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Why Saying and Hearing “No” is for Your Own Good

Remember when your parents would tell you no, you couldn’t do something you desperately thought you just had to do?

Saying No. LifeisHOTBlog, D'Anne Hotchkiss

Are you scared to hear “No?” Are you afraid to say “No” to others? Don’t let an illusion stop you from making the change you need to make.

And then, if that wasn’t bad enough, they’d follow it up by saying, “This is for your own good.” Continue reading

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Choose to Control Your Life

This summer while traveling by train I witnessed the random and disjointed acts of a man who’d had far too much to drink. He had boarded the train in the

Amtrak train, Dennis Bathory Kitsz photographer, Love Yourself, Control Your Life

Staying on track starts with keeping your commitment to yourself and maintaining your autonomy. When you’re feeling out of control, keep yourself as your priority and ask for the help you need to regain your autonomy.

middle of the night at the same station as I, and when morning came, he was still in an alcoholic fog. He walked purposelessly halfway up the aisle before turning and walking the other direction. Continue reading


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Have Fun! Experience the Pleasure of Being Alive

How often do you have fun? If you’re like most adults, it’s probably been a while since you took a step back from the busyness and responsibility of your life and

Have Fun Alive Brad W. Smith photographer, D’Anne Hotchkiss, trust, Love Yourself, Victory Chimes, Maine

This is me, sitting on the deck of the Victory Chimes, with my head buried in my laptop. I was writing, instead of enjoying the fun of sailing.

did something just for the pleasure of it. Maybe you shy away from fun because you think you’re too busy. Maybe your reluctance to have fun stems from the false belief that fun is something that is reserved for children.

Perhaps its time you were reminded that when you have fun, you experience the pleasure of being alive.

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